Richstitch

The following workshops are currently available, but please note that I am always happy to adapt a workshop to a particular group’s needs or invent a new, bespoke workshop to order – just ask!

Please e-mail or telephone to discuss options.

Note: I do not run textile workshops from my home and a suitable venue must be provided by the group.

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No Scissors Needed

A one-day or half-day workshop exploring the use of Markal Paint Sticks through hand-cut stencils. This is a project-based workshop but with plenty of flexibility built in and the results will be very varied!

Samples and finished pieces will be present for inspiration.

Note: The half-day workshop will involve stencilling only; the one-day workshop will include stitching.

Felt Underneath - Zoom version available.

A one-day or half-day workshop embroidering on hand-made felt. This is an experimental workshop with the aim of trying out ideas and learning to exploit the special qualities of hand-made felt, and it is assumed that participants will have prepared their own felts for working with.

Samples and finished pieces will be present for inspiration.

Riches Revealed - Zoom version available.

A one-day workshop in which soft merino felt is stitched by hand or machine and then cut back to reveal embroidered and embellished silk; it is assumed that participants will have prepared their own felt. This is a project-based workshop but with plenty of flexibility built in and the results will be varied!

Samples and finished pieces will be present for inspiration.

How Do You Know When To Stop? - Zoom version available.

A one-day or half-day workshop exploring the grey area between minimalism and over-the-top. This is an experimental workshop EITHER using paper scraps and bonding techniques on a small scale to produce a series of related designs that can then form the pages of a unique artist’s book OR using fabric and either bonded appliqué or stitch to produce a series of Journal Quilts. This version can also be an introduction to working in series, and to the advantages, uses and ‘how-to’ of Journal Quilt making.

Crossing the Line - Zoom version available.

A one-day or half-day workshop couching threads and objects by hand. This is an experimental workshop exploring the tremendous variety of effects possible using simple couching techniques.

Samples and finished pieces will be available for inspiration.

Beautiful Books from Paper and Thread

A one-day or half-day workshop making simple and not-so-simple books for use as sketchbooks, commonplace books and mementos – wonderful as gifts too!

Participants will make several different books during the day and will take away experience and inspiration to make many more.

Samples and finished books will be present for inspiration.

Fees:

   

Half-day or evening workshop

£110 + mileage (£0.45) from West Woodburn (NE48)

Zoom £100

One-day workshop

£200 + mileage (£0.45) from West Woodburn (NE48)

Zoom £180

Please note: If overnight accommodation is required, this should be arranged for me at a local B&B or small hotel.

Folk Art Felt

A one-day or half-day workshop exploring the unique qualities of commercial felt. Whether made from pure wool or recycled plastic, in junior school primaries or subtle hand-dyes, ready-made felt is widely available and lovely to stitch into, but how do you mark it?  Solutions, tips, ideas and inspiration, and lots of hand stitching!

Samples and finished pieces will be present for inspiration.

Inktensity

A one-day or half-day workshop exploring the Inktense pencils and blocks by Derwent and the many different ways they can be used on fabric.

Samples and finished pieces will be present for inspiration.

Washers and Cogs

A one-day or half-day workshop exploring the use of unusual found objects in embroidery, including those found in the hardware shop! Who knew cup hooks and hinges could be so beautiful?

Samples and finished pieces willl be present for inspiration.

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